Women’s Basketball Team Cruises to Victory as 14 Players Score

Kendra Meredith passes to Emily Gibbons as Emma Dorshimer and Ashley Gehrin look on during Gettysburg's win over Swarthmore (Photo Benjamin Pontz / The Gettysburgian)

Kendra Meredith passes to Emily Gibbons as Emma Dorshimer and Ashley Gehrin look on during Gettysburg’s win over Swarthmore (Photo Benjamin Pontz / The Gettysburgian)

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor

Before Gettysburg took to the floor to host Swarthmore Saturday afternoon, Emma Dorshimer ’19 was recognized on the court for scoring her 1000th career point, just the 16th women’s basketball player to achieve that feat at Gettysburg. Then, eight seconds into the game, she knocked down a three-point shot, and, from there, the Bullets were off to the races.

After outscoring Swarthmore 22-7 in the first quarter and 50-15 by halftime, coach Nate Davis turned the game over to his bench, which seized the opportunity to see game action during conference play; every Gettysburg player who came off the bench scored, and, overall, 14 different Gettysburg players scored at least one point.

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Teal Tasker ’19 and Haley Race ’21 led the way in the second half scoring with seven points each, while Kiera Cesareo ’20 and Tyler Keohan ’20 each added three in the second half en route to their game totals of 11 and 10 respectively (Tasker also scored 11 total). Olivia Briggs ’20, Sofia Taveras ’20, Emma Bertrando ’21, Alison Gouveia ’21, and Megan Dougherty ’21 each got in on the scoring action in the second half as well; Dougherty’s made free throw was the first point of her college career.

The Bullets ultimately took home an 89-39 victory to improve their record to 16-2 overall and 12-1 in Centennial Conference play. Ashley Gehrin ’20 tied Dorshimer for the team lead with 12 points while Emily Gibbons ’18 added 7 and Meredith Brown ’21 notched 6 off the bench. Starting forward Emma Hahner ’20 also scored 2.

The Bullets will be in action on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Bream Gym when they host Johns Hopkins, who will look to claw into contention by improving their 11-3 conference record.

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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 120 articles, and he led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer's visit to Gettysburg College. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, and he reads up to seven newspapers daily. Follow him on Twitter @benpontz.

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